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Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure

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Most studies have dealt with the relationship between exercise and heart disease. This unique study addressed exercise and heart failure. This is a Swedish study which looked at 40,000 patients, starting in 1997, who did not have heart failure at study onset. Published in Circulation: Heart Failure journal, the group with the highest activity levels—more than one hour of moderate or half an hour of vigorous activity daily—had a 46 percent lower risk of developing heart failure than others with less exercise hours.

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